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@RollTide2008 wrote:
Sometimes I use bronzer as eye shadow too.

I like to use bronzer, highlighter, or blush as eyeshadow. I don't think I have any product labeled contour. I do have bronzer.

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@RollTide2008 wrote:
I still contour with bronzer.

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So do I!  Always have, always will.

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"Can You Use Bronzer as Contour? Bronzer can be used as contour if that's what you prefer. Some prefer to do this because cool-toned contour powders and creams can appear gray on some skin tones."

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Since skin color varies so much, bronzers and contours can be interchangeable depending on your particular coloring. Nothing is out-of bounds when it comes to cosmetic applications. You know when something works for you...or not.

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If I was doing a heavily contoured look, then I’d use a contour. For my every day makeup, a matte bronzer is fine.
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On the Laura Geller Beauty Facebook page there's a post about adding stucture to the face by using Bronze-n-Brighten. 

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You know, I've also seen people, both in person and on TV, with a wide white stripe across their cheekbones and some of those are supposed to be the "experts".  I don't think the heavily contoured look of the past where the difference may have mattered is what people are doing now.  

 

When I started using bronzer as contour, I rarely ever saw a product labeled contour in stores.  Actually, still don't and I shop at both Ulta & Sephora.  It's just not that prominent.  

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Actually, still don't and I shop at both Ulta & Sephora.  It's just not that prominent.  

 

Look again. There are several products on Sephora that are listed as Contours. I have three of them and they are all three a contour. A grayish tone to mimic a shadow or enhance the shadowing of your cheek hollow.

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@monicakm wrote:

Actually, still don't and I shop at both Ulta & Sephora.  It's just not that prominent.  

 

Look again. There are several products on Sephora that are listed as Contours. I have three of them and they are all three a contour. A grayish tone to mimic a shadow or enhance the shadowing of your cheek hollow.


@monicakm, I didn't say they weren't there, but I was talking B&M stores and just browsing.  Sure, if you go to the website and search specifically for it you'll find it if it's there, but not necessarily browsing the offerings in a B&M store.  But, even the times I have been on the Sephora website looking at things, I have never seen a contour pop up as recommended for me, etc. 

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My bad. I often think because I can find it online it must be in the store too.  My baby's before I was inside of JCPenney's so it was severely lacking in inventory. I guess that's why I enjoy shopping online so much.